Hair care - oily hair shampoo and conditioner

Oily hair shampoo and conditioner target the same things that cause oily skin.

Using these recipes, the excess oil is removed and the hair is left shiny and healthy looking.

These recipes also invigorate the scalp increasing the circulation.

They nourish the hair but leave no greasy residue on already oily hair.

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Oily hair shampoo

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of dried peppermint
  • 2 tablespoons of dried spearmint
  • 1 tablespoon of dried sage
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2/3 cup of baby shampoo

Preparation

Combine all the herbs and water and bring them to a boil in a saucepan.
Let them steep for 20 to 25 minutes and then strain them.
Mix the remaining water with baby shampoo.

Spearmint and peppermint have a cleansing property but they are also a great way to invigorate the scalp and increase the overall circulation in the area.

Baby shampoo is mild and neutral enough to cleanse the hair and the skin and not irritate it or make it greasy.

Glycerin oily hair conditioner

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of glycerin
  • 1/3 cup of hot water
  • 2 tablespoons of liquid lecithin
  • 1/4 of sage
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of dried buttermilk powder

Preparation

Combine hot water and sage and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Strain the liquid and remove sage.
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Apply on the freshly shampooed hair and leave on for a few minutes.
Rinse well with warm water.

This recipe does two things:

It conditions the hair with honey which is known as an antibacterial and cleansing agent. It also introduces glycerin which is used as an oil substitute as it is not as greasy as oils are but still has a strong nourishing property.

Finally, here's a simple recipe from our reader Tammy:

Shampoo for Oily Scalp

1/4 c. unscented mild, natural shampoo 1/4 c. strong sage tea, cooled and strained 15 drops cedar wood essential oil 15 drops lavender essential oil.

Combine all ingredients and shake well before using.

Thanks Tammy!

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